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Ryan will join the team for the 2018-19 season
Team concluded fall play at the Kitty Harrison Invitational and Hokie Invitational
Penn State dominates doubles on day two of tournaments
The squad traveled to the Hokie Invitational and Kitty Harrison Invitational
Team will split between Kitty Harrison Invitational and Hokie Invitational
Chris Cagle enters his third season with the Nittany Lions as the assistant coach to Jeff Zinn for the men's tennis team. Cagle was announced Interim Head Coach for the women's tennis team in December of 2013.
The men's tennis team went 11-14 in his first year at Penn State.
Cagle served two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach to Zinn at Wake Forest, where he played an active on-court role, helping the Demon Deacons reach the NCAA tournament.
In 2011, Wake Forest posted a 14-12 record, notching his 11th straight winning season. The Demon Deacons won 10 matches against nationally ranked opponents, including a 4-0 win over No. 30 Wisconsin to open the season and a 4-0 victory against No. 46 Virginia Commonwealth in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Before joining the Demon Deacons, Cagle established himself as one of the top junior tennis coaches, coaching players to 10 national junior titles. He has also coached players in three of four Junior Grand Slams, and twice coached a player in the main draw of a Grand Slam.
Cagle, originally from Greensboro, N.C., played as a member of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington men's tennis program from 1989-1993. He was the first two-time captain in North Carolina-Wilmington men's tennis program history. In 2009 reached the No. 1 ranking in United States men's 30s singles competition.
Cagle became the chairman for Junior Competition for North Carolina Tennis, serves on the Southern Tennis Junior Competition Board, and the Winston-Salem Tennis, Inc. Board. He was the tournament director for the 2010 Boys' 12 and Under National Clay Court Clay Court Championships. In 2010, Cagle received the Mary Milam Lifetime Achievement Award from North Carolina Tennis for his contributions to junior tennis.
From 2004-06, Cagle served on the Cystic Fibrosis Tennis Auction Ball Committee. In 2006, he took the Co-Chair position for the auction ball, which raised over $200,000 to fight Cystic Fibrosis that year.